Ramirez 1a 10-String Classical Guitar!!!

Converted from a 6-String Ramirez 1a!!!

1975 Ramirez 1a
10-String Guitar

Up for consideration is a beautiful Ramirez 1a 10-string guitar with a cedar top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. This guitar was made by Ramirez in 1975 as a 6-string 1a, and it has recently been converted to a 10-string guitar. New, a Rameriz 10-string sells for over $14,000, so here is a rare opportunity to get one in top playing condition, and save about $10,000 in the process!!!

"I received the guitar in excellent order. It's an absolute dream!!! Your service was, as usual,  100% first class!!!"
Leo Joseph
1972 Ramirez 1a 10-String Conversion

1270 DPI high resolution photos of this guitar are here. If you are looking for a concert-level 10-string guitar, this may well be the way to go, for this guitar is affordable, and you don't have to go on a long waiting list to custom order one. Also, the playability on this guitar is unmatched by any vintage 1970s Ramirez, as it has the 650 mm scale length, and the adjustable action and bridge saddle have been set up for easy playability. Satisfaction guaranteed!!!

* Model: 1a from 1975
* Serial # 8526
* Cedar top
* Indian Rosewood back/sides
* Ebony fingerboard
* 650 mm scale
* Action 1st = 3.5 mm
10th = 4.5 mm
* Bridge saddle = +3 mm
* FB width @ nut = 85 mm
@ 12 = 100 mm
* String spacing nut = 78 mm
@ 12 = 86 mm
@ bridge = 95 mm
* Neck depth @ 1 = 19 mm
@ 7 = 20 mm
* New 10-String neck
* New 10-String bridge
* New lacquer finish
* Made in Spain
* Converted in USA

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The guitar has the famous Ramirez sound, with great clarity, volume, excellent sustain and resonance, intonation, and nice, adjustable action!! Here are 16 quick, 1-take MP3 sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. The guitar was recorded using 3 different mics (a Neumann KM183, a Blue Woodpecker ribbon mic, and a Blue Dragonfly pair) using to a Presonus ADL 600 mic preamp through a Rosetta 200 A/D converter to Logic. The sound is straight signal from the mic pre with no EQ or added effects.

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This guitar basically is in excellent playing and cosmetic condition, with a new 10-string neck, fingerboard, frets, bridge, and a new lacquer finish. There are several repaired cracks on the back, and 2 repaired cracks on the top. The guitar has been 100% stable in the year since its conversion to a 10-string, and there is an additional 1-year warranty to the new owner.

The guitar is warranteed for 1 year for any structural problems that might occur (buyer pays shipping). The bracing is exactly the same on the Rameriz 1a 10-strings and 6-strings, so the 1a design is perfect for the 10-string conversion. The luthier doing the conversions has built about 1,000 classical guitars in his carear.

I have the guitar tuned in Romantic tuning, a standard 10-string tuning where 1-6 is normal, and 7-10 descend step-wise: 7=D, 8=C, 9=B, 10 =A. Strings By Mail has a great selection of 10-string sets and can put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual strings. Several excellent string manufacturers offer 10-string sets, in cluding D'Addario, Hannabach, and Savarez. LaBella also makes a set but I do not recommend it.

Perf De Castro has a YouTube Multi-String Guitar channel on the instrument. James R. Smith has an excellent intoductory article to the world of multi-strings, here. My website Cathedral Guitar has a lot of info on multi-string guitars; I also run an internet radio station on multi-string guitars and lutes 10-String Radio; and also I moderate the 10-String Yahoo Group on the subject, and am working on developing, a instructional website.


USA FedEx Ground is $40.00 with insurance. 2nd-Day Air is $65.00, and I do accept PayPal (eCheck preferred) as well as all the traditional forms of payment, including barters and trades. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason simply return it within 3 days. (buyer pays shipping). This auction is for one Ramirez 1a 10-String guitar used hardshell case.

PLEASE CHECK OUT my other 10-String Guitars for sale in Current eBay Auctions, and also see my other Ramirez 10-String Conversion that have Recently Sold on eBay. You can also play this guitar at GFA 2010 in Austin, TX June 22-27. Visit us at the BartolexUSA table.

















































































































































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